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Caney mi macaro

Lyrics Caney mi macaro (repeat) Caney mi macaro (repeat) Caney mi macaro (repeat) Caney mi macaro (repeat) Caney mi macaro (repeat) Caney mi macaro (repeat) Caney caney (repeat) Caney mi macaro (repeat) Caney caney (repeat) Caney mi macaro (repeat) Translation …

Linstead Market

Info This song is in the Jamaican mento genre (not Calypso) (source). This is about a woman going to market trying to sell her fruit, but having no success. I omitted the verses about the woman’s children going hungry. Lyrics …

We Born Dey

Info Also called “You Born Deh” and “We Bawn De,” this song is in Kriol (Creole) and is said to be a patriotic Belizean song. Lyrics We born dey, we born dey, Tell dem that we born dey We born …

Little Lap-Dog Lullaby

Lyrics Refrain Come up horsey, hey hey, Come up horsey, hey, hey. Mama’s going to buy him a little lap-dog, Mama’s going to buy him a little lap-dog, Mama’s going to buy him a little lap-dog, Going to put him …

Thief

Lyrics Thief, yes thief, that is your name, For you stole my little friend. But I hope to get another, I shall get another friend. La la la la la La la la la la La la la la la …

John B. Sails

Lyrics Come on the sloop John B., My grandfather and me, Round Nassau town we did roam. Drinking all night, we got in a fight, I feel so break-up, I want to go home. Refrain So hoist up the John …

Shake the Papaya Down

Lyrics I. (v.1) Mama says no play; This is a work day, Up with the bright sun, get all the work done. If you will help me climb up the tall tree, Shake the papaya down. (v.2) Sweet sweet papaya, …

The Cat’s Got the Measles

Lyrics The cat’s got the measles, the measles, the measles, The cat’s got the measles, whatever shall we do? We’ll send for the doctor, the doctor, the doctor, We’ll send for the doctor, and he’ll know what to do! See …

Si me dan pasteles

Lyrics Si me dan pasteles, dénmelos calientes, Que pasteles fríos empachan la gente. Si me dan arroz no me den cuchara, Que mamá me dijo que se lo llevara. Esta casa tiene las puertas de acero Y el que vive …

Hello Ma Baby

Lyrics Hello, ma baby, hello, ma honey Hello, my ragtime gal, Send me a kiss by wire, Baby, my heart’s on fire. If you refuse me, Honey, you’ll lose me, Then you’ll be left alone, oh baby, Telephone and tell …

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